Thursday, 29 March 2012

Thursday Exercise Plans - Tonsberg Norway

Hello, here are todays exercise and course plans. For my final session with the afternoon group I located a typical class one course from the internet and set it up so we could work through it together. You will see it is a course from Kees Stoel from a show in Warsaw, Poland. It made a good test for both my students and me as a trainer, using someone elses course and finding the best solutions for everyone.

This mornings course is also below:

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Arrival in Norway and seminar plan 27th March


Today I have arrived in Tonsberg, Norway where I literally stepped off the plane and drove straight to the training venue.

I feel like Birmingham airport is my second home these days and today was no exception, catching an early train and heading across to Birmingham to catch my flight at 11.30am.

This afternoon I had the first of 7 training sessions this week. Each one being 3 hours. Todays was 5.30pm – 8.30pm. The weather is lovely here in Tonsberg and training this evening was a pleasure in the warm weather.

Here is a blog with pictures from today: 
Below is the training plans from the two exercises:

Tomorrow I have a session 8.30am – 11.30am and 5.30pm – 8.30pm.
Best wishes

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Rep Ireland Training Plans


I am currently in Dublin International Airport waiting for my flight home. Its been a fun weekend here in Ireland.

Saturday I was judging 6 classes. 4 agility and 2 jumping. The venue was outside on a caravan park abouyt one hour outside of Dublin.

The weather has been really nice this weekend. So much so that I managed to get burnt both yesterday judging and today doing the seminars.

The morning of todays seminars was a less experienced group with some new or just starting competing dogs. The afternoon had some more experienced handlers and dogs. Below are the exercise plans. I was very happy with how today went and had some great feedback.

Durning the weekend I was staying in a small B&B just a few minutes from the show. This was a comfortable little place but had no TV or the internet in the rooms. So catching up here at Dublin airport is quite nice.

Speak soon. Lee

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Crufts Exercise/Course Plan + New LGT Webpage


This week just gone seems to have been so busy. I am happy that this afternoon I have no lessons and have a free day tomorrow also, as I am so behind with emails, courses and I even need to sort out flights and travel!

This week (and last week) I have been using the Championship Final course plan from Crufts. It is NOT my course design, but based on the course design by Bill Glover as the 2012 Championship final judge.
(Click on the image to enlarge)

This Friday I fly to Dublin (I have never been before so a new place is exciting!) and on Saturday I will be judging, and conducting a training seminar on Sunday.

Sunday night I am flying back to Birmingham, only to fly out again Tuesday to Tonsberg Norway where I will spend the week doing training seminars and on the weekend judging at the Tonsberg competition.

I will soon launch a new page on my website featuring a back catalogue of all the exercise plans I place on my blog. This should provide a valuable database for accessing exercise patterns and drills and providing inspiration to anyone planning to take training sessions.



Sunday, 18 March 2012

Wyre Training Day Exercise Pattern

Here is the pattern of the equipment from Saturdays training day at Wyre in Lanc's.

The numbered exercise is a sample of one of the days exercises. I have placed two pipe tunnels in the sequence because I moved the one tunnel around during the day for the various exercises that we did.

This week I have lessons before heading to Dublin in Rep Ireland this weekend for training, followed by a week in Norway next week.


Friday, 9 March 2012

Crufts Update & Video's / Live links


Having a super tim at Crufts so far.

Thursday I was unlucky with a 5r in the Agility round, after winning the jumping section of the British Open.

Below is Scotts winning Jumping round.

Scott runs on Sunday at 11.00am and at 13.40pm - link below.



Wednesday, 7 March 2012

All Crufts Live Feeds (For live online coverage from Crufts 2012)

Here are the live feeds to Crufts 2012:


I am very excited about heading up to Crufts this evening. It should be a great few days. Scott and I are competing on Thursday and Sunday.

Thursday - Bristish Open -  Jumping 8.40am and Agility 15.45pm

Sunday - Championship Class - Jumping 11.00am and Agility 13.40pm

I will try and update as to how we get on.


Sunday, 4 March 2012

Bergen (Norway) Seminar Sunday 4th March exercise plans


Day two of the seminar is over. Here are todays exercises:

Monday morning I am flying out of Bergen at 6.30am (nice!) and then changing at Amsterdam before heading home to Birmingham by 10.30am UK time.

Not long until Crufts, I am going to hopefully train Scott tomorrow a little.


Saturday, 3 March 2012

Bergen (Norway) Seminar Saturday 3rd March Exercise Plans

I am here in my cosy hotel room in a south eastern district of Bergen. I have been training today in a super venue. I am Really impressed with the venue here. Its astro turfed and massive, and there is a onsite shop, lecture room, tea room (that’s the best bit!) and kitchen!
Here are today’s exercise plans as promised.


Tomorrow I have another 6 hour seminar where I will work the students as hard as I worked them today. Everyone did very well on some challenging exercises.
Below is the official OJAC video for anyone who hasnt seen it yet:

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Exercise Plans from Chesterfield 29th February 2012


Just a quick blast with last nights training plans from my 2 hour session in Chesterfield. For those in the groups last night well done for working hard. Remember the key points raised.

Last night was the earliest night I have had this week, and that was getting home at 1am.. feeling the effects. Tomorrow morning I catch a train at 6.30am from Shrewsbury to start my journey to Bergen in Norway. A lot of sleeping time on the plane I think!

Look out for the OJAC video.. coming today!